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ACE Report #8025
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Spine kinematics not affected by spine manipulation therapy for subacromial impingement


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Thoracic Spine Manipulation in Individuals With Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Does Not Immediately Alter Thoracic Spine Kinematics, Thoracic Excursion, or Scapular Kinematics: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jul;45(7):527-38.

Contributing Authors: JR Kardouni PE Pidcoe SW Shaffer SD Finucane SA Cheatham CO Sousa LA Michener

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Synopsis

52 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to receive thoracic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or a sham SMT treatment. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of SMT on shoulder pain and functional outcomes following treatment and determine the mechanism by which SMT improves these outcomes in individuals with subacromial shoulder impingement. The results of thi...

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